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Award winning Swiss fund of hedge funds launched niche credit fund

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Specialized fund of hedge funds manager Ayaltis has launched its new fund, Narrapuno SPC Convergence, in May. The new fund combines investment opportunities in direct lending and selected structured credit to offer investors an exceptional chance to participate in these niche areas of the credit market.

According to Ayaltis, Narrapuno SPC’s fund of funds concept focuses on the singular opportunity set which has evolved through the bank disintermediation process. Narrapuno SPC fund sees an opportunity in the direct lending market, the company said.

"As a consequence of the more restrictive regulatory environment, banks withdraw more and more from traditional lending to medium and small sized companies. This gap, which Ayaltis expects to widen in the coming years, creates rewarding investment opportunities for non-financial market participants in the private debt sector. The carefully selected, underlying funds screen their universe for the most attractive opportunities in trade financing, direct lending as well as asset backed lending," Ayaltis said in a statement.

Another opportunity is in selected structured credit, the firm said.

Ayaltis explained that after the 2008 global financial crisis, the market of structured assets still continues to shrink. It said this offers an opportunity for skilled investors because of the more restrictive regulatory framework after ......................

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